Can microthreads in the crestal portion of an implant reduce the amount of marginal bone loss (MBL) around implants? A recent review investigated this issue by comparing studies for marginal bone loss around dental implants with and without microthreads in the neck.
Meta-analysis showed that microthread design in the implant neck can reduce the amount of marginal bone loss; however, randomized clinical trials included in the review were few and the difference was small. In clinical practice, an implant with a roughened surface and microthreaded neck could be selected to maintain bone level.
What has been your experience in your practice, if you have used both implants with and without microthreads in the neck?
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1. J Prosthet Dent 117 (1), 34-40. 2016 Sep 16 Marginal Bone Loss Around Dental Implants With and Without Microthreads in the Neck: A Systematic Review and Meta-AnalysisW Niu et al.
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